The 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine was announced yesterday and it honors the discovery of transport mechanisms that cells use to incorporate outside stuff into themselves. How they call for things, package them, and what purpose these processes serve.
I salute the Nobel Prize for saluting a new way of thinking about causation that is less deductive and reductionist and more inductive and functionally-based!
If you read my book, “Telomere Timebombs: Defusing the terror of aging” you will understand why you may ‘sweating the small stuff’ of cell nutrients like vitamins or CoQ10, or even worrying about something that too big in scope, like aging.
At the risk of tooting my own horn, I believe the Nobel Prize committee is really recognizing the sentiment that I ended the book with:
“I believe that when we can understand the behavior of cells more like the behavior of social insects, then we will be even closer to wisdom.”
This part of the lecture I gave to the 2012 American Academy of Anti-Aging explains what I mean by cell agency and why the Nobel Prize is helping to push my agenda of a Grand Unified Cellular Theory of Aging and Disease.
If you want to read more about radical ideas that will soon be orthodox, please do check out my book before more scientists take credit for the theories that I am just guessing at! 🙂